A Year and A Day: Sudal

Changeling: the Dreaming

Homebrew Rules

Character Creation Guide Download: Sudal.pdf

Quoth the Sudal:

“You on the run? Need a place to lie low until the heat passes? Sure, where you going kid? I can get You there. Kalighut? KALIGHUT?!?! Goddamit kid! – Alright, but it’s gonna cost ya.”

Kith Excerpt:

Assassins, thieves-for-hire, and dare we say it? Go-fers, the Sudal are sleek and clever Hsien that ply their trade between the cracks of 3 Kingdoms of Go. They are Mongooses and have many names far and wide. They are Xing-Xing, and Tavi and of course just “Those slimy Mongooses.” Yet few individuals are aware of how important they are, and even fewer can say what make them so good at what they do. The best part? Sudal means Otter, not Mongoose. This Yaoguai (or Obake if they feel like it) family laughs at it all.

Playing both sides of the field, Obake and Yaoguai, Goblin or Hsien, the Sudal serve as needs must, running errands of all moral stripes between the varied kingdoms. Out of all Hsien, the Sudal are the most well-spread. They can be found in any time and any place, from the Land of Ancient Stories in Africa to the Sea of Islands in Oceania. They are especially prevalent in Korea (from which the term Sudal really derives- one wonders if there was an especially aquatic mongoose to warrant this title).

They are not, however, in the Perfumed Empire of India. Mostly because of their famous disdain for reptiles, Especially those damned dirty snake-folk the Naga & Mahoraga. Of course, Heaven chose the Naga over the sticky-fingered Sudal, but that doesn’t mean that the Mongoose-Folk are happy about it. The Mongoose-Folk aren’t happy about it.

“‘Nag Come up and Dance with death!’
Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is dead;
(At thy pleasure, Nag.)
Turn for turn and twist for twist-
(Run and hide thee, Nag.)
The hooded Death has missed!
(Woe betide thee, Nag!)”
– Rudyard Kipling, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”

“Underrstand me son, I’m the slickest they is,
I’m the quickest they is,
did I say I’m the slickest they is?”
– Will Smith, “Wild Wild West”


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